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Later, preparing the poem for his collection of works, Derzhavin preferred the name of Meditativeness which might seem more 'neutral' but still very characteristic to the period and to Derzhavin himself (Derzhavin, 1808b).
Asceticism by itself is not only mortification of the flesh and a dualistic meditativeness but also a positive work for the benefit of the whole, a means to serve Corpus Christianum, and, an aspiration (Enfesselung) of the religious sense, at the same time an emotional aesthetic enlightenment of the world.
Coleridge first acknowledges Hamlet's "ratiocinative meditativeness," then he explains that the "co-presence of Horatio, Marcellus and Bernardo is most judiciously contrived.